In Austin, Amtrak is downtown, Greyhound is a few miles north of downtown, and the Airport is very far on the east side. The greyhound station is right next to a mall (I've been offered to buy weed at that mall), but you can take the metro bus downtown. In Austin, downtown is where the action is. Town Lake (Ladybird Lake) is a nice wide river where you can rent stand-on-top surfboards, kayaks, or run on a 3 to 10 mile loop around the river. Nightlife in Austin is known to be on 6th street.
You can also rent bikes downtown and I believe they have a program where you can rent/car-share[car2go.com] cars for a few hours. There is a registration fee for the car service.
Yeah, it worked for me in certain areas, but only for travel booked at least 3 weeks out and when the departure date was in June. If I changed it to leaving in July, the price went back up. This was for Nashville to Chattanooga, TN.
I traveled using this deal this past weekend and everything went well. I wanted to go again in a few weeks and keep getting error messages, such as:
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I've tried using different credit cards, e-mail addresses, postal addresses, and browsers, and cannot get it to work.
Dude, how was the ride? Were the bus OK? Did they have bathroom stops? Did your fellow passengers leave stains on the seats? I'm serious. Is it worth the cost savings?
I paid $1 for each way from Oakland to Los Angeles, California, with a one-time processing fee of $0.99.
I went with my girlfriend and three friends, and we were all rather impressed.
For the record, two of the three friends have never been on a Greyhound bus but have heard bad things about them, one of them have taken Greyhound buses a couple times in the past, and my girlfriend and I have taken Greyhound buses many, many times throughout the years.
Things of note:
-The first thing we noticed about the Greyhound Express bus is that the seats are leather and they look and feel great compared to other Greyhound and Megabus buses.
-We also appreciated the extra leg space - it was a noticeable difference and it made the ride a whole lot more comfortable.
-The free Wifi connected quickly, but the connection was very slow. I did a speed test at speedtest.net and received a download speed of 0.33Mbps. The connection did not work very well; there were a lot of drops and the connection did not work at some points. Basically, you won't be able to stream any videos, but if you're trying to check an e-mail, that should work at some point during the trip. I just wouldn't rely on their connection for anything important, such as what you may need to do on a business trip.
-There is an outlet for every single person on the bus. This is great for people who need to charge their phones and electronics.
-There is a restroom at the back of the bus, just like on regular Greyhound buses. I didn't use it though, so I can't comment on them; sorry.
-The seats were clean when we got on, and I have a tendency to look at the seats of other passengers when getting off just to make sure people aren't accidentally leaving items behind (if they do, I chase after them to return the items). I noticed that the seats were still rather clean, with very little trash and no stains that I could see.
From Oakland to Los Angeles, we stopped at Coalinga for exactly 30 minutes so people can grab food at a Burger King or gas station or use their restrooms (the Burger King restroom isn't very clean, but it's fine for urinals). I don't think we stopped anywhere else during the entire ride.
If you have questions, please feel free to reply to me here and I'll try my best to help.
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